Okeechobee, Florida Population 2022

5,180
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Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County Florida. It is also the county seat of Okeechobee County. With a 2020 population of 5,180, it is the 452nd largest city in Florida and the 6439th largest city in the United States. Okeechobee is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -7.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,574 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Okeechobee has a population density of 1,277 people per square mile.

The average household income in Okeechobee is $54,345 with a poverty rate of 18.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $926 per month, and the median house value is $138,700. The median age in Okeechobee is 36.8 years, 36.6 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Okeechobee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Okeechobeewas:

  • White: 85.13%
  • Black or African American: 8.56%
  • Asian: 3.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Okeechobee, Florida is 5,180 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,574.

Okeechobee, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Okeechobee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Okeechobee Population by Race

Okeechobee Population Pyramid 2022

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Okeechobee Median Age

35.9


Total

34.7


Male

39


Female

Okeechobee Adults

There are 4,229 adults, (842 of whom are seniors) in Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Okeechobee Sex Ratio

Female

2,590

46.47%

Male

2,984

53.53%

Okeechobee Population by Age

Okeechobee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Okeechobee Household Types

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Okeechobee Households and Families

3.33

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Okeechobee Households by Type

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Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.97%.

Okeechobee Educational Attainment by Race

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$28,140

Average Earnings

$30,231

Average Male

$27,615

Average Female

Okeechobee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Okeechobee Language by Age

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Okeechobee Language

76.97% of Okeechobee residents speak only English, while 23.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.34% of the population.

Okeechobee Language

Okeechobee Poverty by Race

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18.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.09%

Male Poverty Rate

20.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okeechobee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Black, with 35.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.44%.

Okeechobee Poverty

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Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Education

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Okeechobee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Okeechobee Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Okeechobee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Okeechobee Married by Age and Sex

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Okeechobee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Okeechobee Marital Status by Race

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Okeechobee Marital Status

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367

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Okeechobee Veterans by War

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Okeechobee Veterans by Age

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Okeechobee Veterans by Race

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

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30.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okeechobee Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Okeechobee Employment by Age

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Okeechobee Employment by Race

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Okeechobee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.08%

Born in Okeechobee

87.76%

Native Born

12.24%

Foreign Born

5.49%

Non Citizen

6.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.76% of Okeechobee residents were born in the United States, with 60.08% having been born in Florida. 5.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Okeechobee Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Okeechobee Population by Year